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, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," november 29th, 2012. >> good evening, i'm terry moran. well, tonight, an important investigation raising controversial questions about how far is too far when it comes to physical discipline and control in schools? for most kids, the worst they've got to fear from unruly behavior in class is a trip to the principal's office. but in some schools, students are receiving far more severe treatment, like being locked in windowless cells or stuffed into bags. now, some of the footage you're about to see is not easy to watch. here's abc's brian ross with a "nightline" investigates. >> reporter: this surveillance video shows a high school student by the name on andre mccollins, in the lower right of the screen, about to go through what his school calls skin shock therapy for misbehavior. about 60 volts of therapy. there are no national standards for the punishments or restraints used on school children, including those like andre, with severe behavioral difficulty. >> i can't believe they call themselves humans and do such a thi
york city. this monday was the first day that anyone can remember when there was no violent crime n.new york city. for 24 hours. there was not a single report of a person being shot. stabbed. or subjected to violence of any kind. kments as city is on target to have the lowest murder rate since 1960. police attribute it to putting officers in specific 80's known for crime. >> on the subject of new york finest. one officer is certainly living up to that title. dan harris on a viral photograph of policeman and man who had no shoes. >> new york city police officer on frigid november night in times square bending down to give a homeless and shoeless man a pair of brand new boots. this scene would have gone unnoticed except jennifer foster a tourist just happened to be there. >> i heard him quite clearly say i have these size 12 all weather boots for you. let's take care of you. >>reporter: she snapped the picture and sent it to the nyp nypd. department posted it to facebook two days ago and tonight it has almost two million views. 400,000 likes and more than 28,000 comments. also p
made a new york city police officer something of a hero. the story behind the picture from nbc's stephanie gosk. >> reporter: in times square, visitors tend to look up, struck by the bright lights and billboards. but officer larry diprimo had his eyes on the streets, and on a homeless man in the street. in need of help. >> it was freezing, first thing i thought, this was absolutely unacceptable. i went up to him. i was like where are your socks or shoes or anything? >> reporter: he was on the counterterrorism beat when he saw the homeless man sitting right here with no shoes on. in that moment, he thought it was not just his job to protect, but also his job to serve. the most immediate need was obvious, and the shoe store was right there. jose conno was on shift. >> the officer was inspiring, i worked in the city for about ten years, and nobody has really taken this sort of initiative. >> reporter: conno cut him a deal on the water-proof winter boots, the officer paid with his own money. >> i think this is an important reminder that some people have it worse. >> reporter: jenni
, dominick strauss-kahn, and the new york city hotel maid that accused him of sexual assault. prosecutors dropped charges against strauss-kahn. but the incident did end his political career and his marriage. >>> a new study out today urges the federal prison system to grant more early releases to disabled or terminally ill releases for economic and humanitarian reasons. there are about 218,000 federal prisoners. but fewer than one prisoner a year is granted a compassionate release. and caring for a seriously ill prisoner is much more expensive. >>> the american soldier accused of leaking a trove of classified documents to wikileaks will take the stand in military court again today. yesterday, private first class bradley manning made his first public statements since his arrest two years ago during a pretrial hearing. he wants his case tossed out, saying he suffered unlawful punishment during his first year of detention. >>> weather and those powerful storms pounding the west coast are not letting up this morning. take a look at this. parts of northern california are feeling the brunt of t
. which he surely did. >>> and speaking of random acts, this new york city police officer did something incredibly kind for a homeless veteran in need, and he did it when he thought no one else was looking. >> reporter: it was a moment of kindness captured in a photograph. an nypd officer helping an apparently homeless man. >> it was freezing, and the first thing i thought was like this is absolutely unacceptable. so i went up to him. i was like, where are your socks or your shoes or anything? >> reporter: officer larry deprimo says he was so moved by what he saw he went into this store to find the man a pair of shoes. >> it's kind of hard not to be inspired. again, it was a regular night. it was pretty busy. you know, business as usual. but, again, this officer kind of took the time to kind of -- saw something, kind of came in and took that extra step. >> reporter: jose caro was working in the sketchers store at the time. news 4 has obtained security video from the store. caro helped him find a pair of waterproof boots and he let the officer use his employee discount. officer deprimo s
committing random acts of kindness. >>> speaking of random acts, this new york city police officer did something incredibly kind for a homeless veteran in need. and he did it when he thought no one else was looking. >> reporter: it was a moment of kindness captured in a photograph. an nypd officer helping an apparently homeless man. >> it was freezing. and the first thing i thought was, this is absolutely unacceptable. so i went up to him, and i was, like, where are your socks or your shoes or anything? >> reporter: the officer says he was so moved by what he saw, he went into this store to find the man a pair of shoes. >> it's kind of hard not to be inspired. again, it was a regular night. it was pretty busy, business as usual, but again, this officer kind of took the time, saw something, came in and took that extra step. >> reporter: jose was working in the skechers store at the time. news 4 has obtained security video from the store. he helped him find a pair of waterproof boots and let the officer use his employee discount. the officer signed for his purchase, and the two shook han
of cities certainly here in new york we pass homeless people every day just trying to get by. this cop went above and beyond the call of duty and showed an inspiring level of compassion. we'll show you the backstory on that coming up as well. >>> later you figure michael jordan can probably golf anywhere in the world he would like because he is air jordan after all. wait tell you hear why one golf course just banned him from playing there. that is coming up in "the skinny." wow, anyone bans one of the greatest sports legislates ever. >> that sounds like a bad business decision to me. i don't get it. >> i don't either. we'll explain it. >>> we begin with the $587 million question. just who are the lucky winners of the largest powerball payout ever? it's not me. >> nor me. surveillance video from suburban washington, d.c., shows a man certainly acting like a new multi-millionaire. the pictures capture him checking his ticket at a gas station in maryland. the clerk and several customers say he had all six numbers, he said he bought the ticket in arizona, but left without revealing his identity
. her arrest in new york city and the separate charges she faces here in california. >> it's surprising, it's really surprising and kind of scary. >>> but up first a woman attacked inside her own home. how she scared off her attacker and why police believe it may be linked to other cases. @ ♪ i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! my bowl, my spoons! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios has whole grain and 110 delicious calories. ...more grains. less you! multigrain cheerios in multi-grain cheerios peanut butter. >>> a palo alto woman she had a frightening encounter earlier today. police say someone entered her locked apartment when she was sound asleep with the intention of sexually assaulting her. paul ruben tills us how the woman reacted. >> reporter: palo alto police say they might step up patrol and staffing after a home invasion last night. it happened at this apartment complex off of hawthorn avenue. the victim, a stanford graduate was inside her h
lindsay lohan back in trouble with the law. her arrest in new york city and the separate charges she faces here in california. >> it's surprising, it's really surprising and kind of scary. >>> but up first a woman attacked inside her have a good night. here you go. you, too. i'm going to dream about that steak. i'm going to dream about that tiramisu. what a night, huh? but, um, can the test drive be over now? head back to the dealership? [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a passat. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit vwdealer.com today. >>> a palo alto woman she had a frightening encounter earlier today. police say someone entered her locked apartment when she was sound asleep with the intention of sexually assaulting her. paul ruben tills us how the woman reacted. >> reporter: palo alto police say they might step up patrol and staffing after a home invasion last night. it ha
the cleanup efforts. in new york city, they're living in third world conditions, raw sewage continues to flow into water ways. thousands still have no power and direct subway service is not expected to return into the middle of next year. >> we were up to five feet of water. it was not water but it was all cesspool so it was sewage water. >> how much can a body tank. >> blankets, two socks three sweaters and gloves. >> they have got garbage they're cleaning in other areas and putting it on the beach here, yet we have still have garbage here. >> it's the way life is. >> jennifer: thousands of volunteers have flocked to the rockaways to help with the cleanup efforts tonight coming from new york, dr. sabaya, welcome to the war room. >> i'm having difficulty hearing you. >> jennifer: i can hear you, just a little bit faint. >> a little bit faint. hopefully they can turn up your microphone because you have important things to say. >> yes. >> jennifer: you spent a year doing development work in rural afternoonafrica. how surprised were you by the conditions on the ground in new york city. >> i was
so much. happy friday. >> they don't call them new york's finest for nothing. new york city police officer's act of kindness caught on camera. it is sweeping the nation. >> this officer giving a brand new pair of warm boots this officer paid for himself. he gave them to a pabarefoot homeless man on a very cold night. >> we are hearing from that cop turned angel. linda schmidt has more now. >> i looked down at this gentlemen's feet you could see the blisters from a distance. it was so cold i knew i had to do something. >> 25-year-old police officer has become an overnight hero and sen sayings after his generosity was captured on camera unbee known to him. a tourist snapped a picture of him give ago homeless man in times square a pair of all weather boots on a freezing night two weeks ago. >> we had no socks no shoes on or anything. i went up to him i was like where are your shoes. he said it's okay officer i have never had a pair of shoes but god bless you thank you for doing what you are doing. it had taken me back. >> deprimo went into a nearby sketchers store and he used his own
this picture in new york city. that is a new york city police officer giving new boots to a barefoot homeless man in times square. the officer went to a store and spent $75 to buy those boots. the picture was posted tuesday night on the nypd facebook page. getting thousands of comments, including one who said an officer and a gentleman. >> he had boots in his hands and i heard him say i have these boots for you. let's take care of you. honestly what i think is his mom did something right. >> we checked facebook, so far it got 417,000 "likes." the officer said he keeps the receipt in his vest to remind him that sometimes people have it worse. >>> some of the nation's biggest retailers are reporting weak sales this month. strong weekend sales weren't enough. 18 retailers reported sales through last saturday that were up compared with a year ago and that is below the anticipated forecast. >>> tomorrow marks the end of hurricane season. this year's hurricane season produced 19 named storms. that is tied for third most on record. the average is 12. we are showing you damage brought by superstorm s
to the news live at 5:30 here at 30 rock in new york city. this morning, president obama departs to pennsylvania where he will continue his campaign sales pitch on how to solve the country's fiscal challenges. yesterday treasury secretary tim geithner met with republicans to unveil the white house's budget proposal which includes $1.6 trillion in new tax revenue over ten years as well as $50 billion in additional stimulus spending. with limited details on spending cuts, the gop's reaction, less than encouraging. senator mitch mcconnell reportedly burst into laughter while geithner was in the middle of outlining obama's plan. and house speaker john boehner who described his phone call with the president wednesday night as disappointing was not impressed by the white house proposal. >> no substantive progress has been made in the talks between the white house and the house over the last two weeks. right now all eyes are on the white house. the country doesn't need a victory lap. it needs leadership. it's time for the president and congressional democrats to tell the american people
in. neil: today in new york city, protesting outside a number of mcdonald's. but, they want to unionize mcdonald's, can you imagine the price of burgers and fries. >> they will do the same thing to mcdonald's as they did to hostess, and they are trying with walmart too. what happened to free market, it used to mean free from government interference. neil: you have lost way too much weight, you are so cut, you are prince valiant of law. neil: you are my idol. >> -- >> you are my idol. neil: i found the weight you lost. >> you look terrific. >> thank you. neil: business leaders are lining up for white house meetings like planes at la gardia, but do you only get in, if you have already thrown money into democratic campaigns, charlie gasparino with who gets in and why. after this. and waiting in line. i don't have to leave my desk and get up and go to the post office anymore. [ male announcer ] with stamps.com, you can print real u.s. postage for all your letters and packages. it gives you the exact amount of postage you need the instant you need it. can you print only stamps? n
association of transportation regulars conference last week and i heard the city of new york is planning on issuing a request a proposal for drivers healthcare. in order to increase the level of coverage. i want to talk to new york city and other jurisdictions about leveraging multiple cities populations of taxi drivers to bring rates down and provide health care for san francisco taxi drivers. >> chairman nolan: what is the rate at which the fund is growing? >> we started a pilot program, approximately 1 million dollars a year. we started the pilot program in late 2010. i cannot say with any accuracy what would happen when old medallions become transferable. that is what is happening now. >> chairman nolan: i am interested in that. that would be a wonderful thing to be able to do that. mr. -- point about being at a level, middle level, i would be interested in seeing that. >> a lot of the cabdrivers have talked about sort of the other challenges that they face in their industry, corruption may be within the cap companies, maybe with non-driving drivers holding the down is requi
. but the question now is should employers still be able to fire you if you get high? plus a new york city cop, a simple act of kindness and the tourist who captured the moment on camera. that's still ahead. share "not even close." share "you owe me..." share "just right." the share everything plan. shareable data across 10 devices with uimited talk and text. by htc for $49.99. >> shepard: a big step in washington making it harder for law enforcement to snoop around in our email. as it stands right now, federal authorities need only a -- don't even need a search warrant to read emails that are older than six months. the bill in the judiciary committee passed today would force cops to get or i should say federal authorities to get a warrant for all emails. the current law was intended for investigations into bank transfers and dates back to 1986, long before most of us even had email obviously. law enforcement officials claim it will make their jobs more difficult if a judge has to sign off on what they do to us. the bill still has to pass the full senate and the house before it moves on to the
people. great to see it. >> that's nice. >> my favorite story from the week was the new york city cop who took time out of his day and money out of his wallet to buy a homeless guy a pair of shoes. just really nice. didn't know he was being photographed. someone snapped a photograph. it was pretty heartwarming. >> very sensitive. my favorite story of the week was when hector comacho, very sad. but then a comic thing when his girlfriend pulled back the veil and gave him a kiss which annoyed his girlfriend sitting in the front row. a food fight started. the sisters jumped in. it was like real housewives of boxing going at it. it was a mess. >> but i have to say, i think i speak for the whole table when i say my favorite table for the week was while our own se. cupp is not leaving for winning the power ball, but she's been urged to run as mayor of new york city. >> let's take a vote. >> you're not voting yes? >> everyone really just wants me off the show. i see what's happening here. >> no, nobody wants that. >> someone did start a draft s.e. -- no, just kidding. >> this is a fun story, flat
? >> there will be a owners board meeting here in new york city on wednesday. it is never good federal mediators step away from both sides saying we're done. we can't do anything. the meeting with owners will foretell what potentially could be happening between both sides. lori: i don't mean to be so down on the nhl but who are the stars? think of wayne gretzky, mario lemieux. >> he hasn't played in a while. lori: that's my point, who are the active stars? the league is not doing anything to generate interest in the u.s. why should we care is they're having labor troubles. >> my former employer doesn't have rights to the nhl, if they better or worse controls a lot of sports conversation. when espn is not paying attention to the nhl --. lori: because they didn't want to pay for the nhl. >> they made a business decision that is not worth it to us. when they're not having regular conversations with highlights or roundtables shows dethe voted to the nhl, the national conversation is not happening. that is very bad thing. lori: ripple effect for economy. hotel industry in buffalo particularly losing $2 million
christmas tree in new york city was lighted last night. no one threw themselves to the ground screaming about jesus. that did not happen. new york city police did not round up the onlookers and force them into saint patrick's cathedral a block away. nothing religious happened at the tree lighting. it was just a fun occasion. also you heard an atheist on this program last night the federal holiday of christmas imposes religion on him. what religion would that be? he says christianity. but christianity is not an organized religion. a church that can be imposed there are many different churches that promote the christian philosophy in many different ways. does the atheist think the federal government is promoting mormonism? lutheranism? catholicism? what? after that interview the crazy left sight emerged screaming i was wrong. christianity is a philosophy. you don't have to believe jesus is god in order to admire his view on life. millions of muslims admire jesus as a profitt. in -- prophet. again if you are stone cold dumb, and don't understand the difference between an organized church a
on facebook some 4 hundred thousand times it's a shot of human worth on a cold new york city street. . >> nypd officers may look tough as nails but look at this picture taken on a recent cold night. a police officer giving a homeless man with no shoes a pair of boots. >> i just looked down and you could see the blisters from a distance and it was so cold that i knew i had to do something. >> an arizona tourist took this snapshot with her cell phone. it shows officer larry deprimo offering a kinds gesture to a stranger. >> i asked him where his shoes were and he said he never had a pair of shoes. >> this week, this picture went viral getting viewed more than one and a half million times and the boots the officer gave the man were brand new. he'd gone into shoe store to buy them. >> he said he was interested in buying the shoes for the homeless man. >> the 25 year old officer just two years on the job brought a pair of socks and boots priced at $99 but they gave him a discount priced at 49.50. >> when i brought out the shoes, it was smiles ear to ear. it was amazing reaction f
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worked. he has ben in new york city, washington d.c., he has been in los angeles. probably the most interesting for me was the fact that he was in philadelphia for a number of years. we know in the department of aging and adult services that philadelphia has one of the most interesting and creative network of services for older adults in the country. it is really accessible to older adults. some of the most creative work we have seen at around the country. dave is also on the board of several civic organizations including the challengers boys and girls club, and cure autism now. edave -- dave, take it away. >> and good morning, can you hear me? in the back, can you hear me? i can see you. good morning, and thank you very much. if no one told you this morning, you look good today. you really do look good. in fact, you look just like i thought you would look on tv. i thank god for the opportunity to be with you for this very important conference. this is big. this is important. one of the things that she did not tell you about me that a lot of people don't know, not that you have to c
? >> in geneva as in new york city. >> but during the cold war when we were fighting the soviets our german scientists were better than their. >> different in different places. >> just want to make sure. explain to me again because i understand it when you explain it to me but the moment you leave the room it evaporates out of my head. >> coy explain that using science. >> okay, okay. what is the higg-bosan and why is it. >> so bag-- back in the day the early 60s fis quist-- physicists were try tounged stand the nuclear forces that hold together the nuclear a tomorrow and they couldn't. they kept coming up with this idea that it was spread out all over the place which it clearly doesn't so they came up with this bizarre-sounding idea that empath-- empty space is filled with an energy field every with. >> impossible. >> no, not-- we just got evidence that it's true. >> stephen: no, i'm going-- [bleep] because-- (laughter) >> stephen: it is not empty space if it is filled with something. checkmate. i wait your apology. >> this is why. these are supersmart scientists they figured out that even
.90 however, considering new york city has a minimum wage of $7.25, a lot of the workers are paid just that. unfortunately, some of them, even though working 30-40 hours a week still need to depend on government assistance just to make ends meet. let's look at a video explaining this situation. >> i've been working at mcdonald's for 10 months right now. >> i'm joshua williams. i've been working at wendy's for a year and two months now. >> i make $7.25 an injure after taxes and everything, i see no more than 220, the money i have goes toward my son and transportation and food throughout the week. >> that's my goal. >> harold miller, a huge player in the attempt to unionize fast food employees joins us on the show. >> cenk: as we get to harold. is there a better chance than what's gusting? union busting? harold, did you come up with that? >> no, i did not but that's creative, though. >> cenk: you should take credit for it, i like it. >> so, harold, with a strike, what are your objectives, what are you looking for? >> for the strike today, it was against unfair labor practices by these fast fo
with kimberly guilfoyle, bob beckel, dana perino and brian kilmeade. it's 5:00 in new york city. this is "the five." >> eric: breaking news about the former president george h.w. bush. he is currentfully stable condition after being admitted to the methodist hospital in houston, texas, for treatment of a lingering cough. he is 88 years old and has been in and out of the hospital with lingering pull mo noir issues. your thoughts on him quickly. >> dana: good news today because i talked to somebody close to him on his staff and said he had bronchitis and they were worried that it might turn in to pneumonia. but he is doing great because the hospital staff is charmed. feeling better. wish him the best. >> eric: all the best. feel better. our prayers and our hearts go out. keep you up to date on the story. president obama had an interesting lunch today. governor romney spent an hour or so at 1600 pennsylvania avenue we check it out and found the practice is pretty darn common. look at the pictures. president obama with john mccain in 2008. bush and clinton in '92. bush and dukakis in '88. carter
. >>> a new york city cop helps a homeless man who really needed help. this act of kindness has become a big hit on the internet. >>> and here's a look at highway 21. you can see traffic there westbound slow beginning as you make your way toward the tunnel. we have a lot of trouble spots this morning. q look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible. prove it. enough is enough. d-con baits are specially formulated to kill in one feeding. guaranteed. d-con. get out. >>> well a series of bands are moving through. one right now very heavy east bay san jose rep
kilmeade. it's 5:00 in new york city. this is "the five." ♪ ♪ >> andrea: 32 days until the nation is set to go over so-called fiscal cliff and president obama is still in campaign mode. in hatfield, pennsylvania, the president was demonizing republicans -- shocker. meanwhile, house speaker john boehner seems willing to negotiate, as long as it's in good faith. >> it's not acceptable to me and i don't think it's accept to believe you for a handful of republicans in congress to hold middle class tax cuts hostage because they don't want tax rates on upper income folks to go up. >> let's not kid ourselves. i'm willing to move forward in good faith. our original framework still stands. >> andrea: the republican leader mitch mcconnell said he burst in laughter when tim geithner outlined the president's plan. what's next? rush limbaugh and charles krauthammer want republicans to walk away and let obama own the mess. >> the best thing to do is back out of this and let obama and democrats have it and do what you want to do. that will happen anyway. i don't know about you, i don't want my fingerpr
to speak? >> reporter: some questions were answered. >> the outdoor air quality in new york city, based on our testing, is fine, okay? the quality of air -- >> reporter: while others took the opportunity to vent their frustrations. >> not safe for us to live there! the next storm that hits, everybody is going to be vulnerable. >> reporter: and some just gave up. >> you think it's a joke? you really think it's a joke? you go home for the holidays. i don't. but you sit there with a smile. i wish it was election, because you would do better this year. >> carol lee reporting. folks there clearly upset, wanting to know where is fema and where is the money? next hour we're putting these questions to fema's coordinating director. don't miss that. >>> up next here on cnn, real life killer robots could be deployed on battlegrounds. find out what the pentagon is doing to prevent them from killing innocent people. >>> plus, we're monitoring an explosion at a social security building in arizona. stay with us. ed lobster's crabft ends soon. hurry in and try five succulent entrees, like our tender sn
to do, but we need your support, sir. reporter: the new york city officials tried to answer the questions or at least give residents solace that staten island would be back. >> we just don't come back. we want to come back stronger than ever. do you know why? because we are a family and my community. megyn: that was jon heady john heady reporting for our fox affiliate, wnyw. we are expecting some much-needed help. we are to have some pictures of a secret santa visiting new york and new jersey, giving crisp 100-dollar bills to those in need. many storm victims breaking into tears as the man stuff the cash into their hands. the anonymous philanthropist from missouri plans to give away $100,000 this holiday season. he says it's not about the money. his mission is to inspire others to commit random acts of kindness. consider that. you heard that story today. did you hear the story about the new york city cop and the homeless guy and the boots? he saw his exposed feet in the cold weather here? think about it. what if we all just pause and give something. is washington tries to he
are in new york city, they are taking them to $50,000 or more is middle class so i think if you start to take the income away your going to see americans start to full back on the home they buy. stuart: slows the whole economy and housing with as well. there is another situation. a don't know if it was in the president's plan, putting some kind of cap on mortgage interest deduction, a bigger cap then there is now. what does that do to the housing market? >> that is proposed, and from 35% to 20%. that would for a family, maybe rights of on interest deductions each year, that is going to drop and get $7,000 in returns, that will drop $1,500. that is not a huge difference. if you are going to close loopholes that should be considered. i like that better than raising taxes. stuart: middle-class america would not be affected directly by a cap on the deduction? >> not necessarily. looking at the data for the average price of a new home, $300,000 and for existing homes has been $200,000 so americans making the most and seeing the most benefit on mortgage interest deduction, not going to -- liz: what
. a picture of a new york city cop going the extra mile for a homeless man goes viral. >> it was so cold that i knew i had to do something. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, november 30, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. republican reaction to the initial white house offer to resolve the fiscal cliff was anything but flattering. one republican called the offer an insult. both sides are digging in their heels on raising taxes on upper income earners. the white house proposal includes $1.6 trillion in taxes over a decade, 400 billion for medicare, 50 billion in stimulus spending and the end of congressional control over the debt ceiling. susan mcginnis is in washington with more. good morning to you. >> reporter: hey, terrell, good morning. the president's opening salvo there was not well received by republicans. they balked at his plan. he's taking his message to middle class americans at a factory that makes toys. it's a trip republicans are calling an irritant. president obama leaves the white house this morning to head to a toy factory in penn
care clinic at bellevue hospital in new york city. it's part of a national literacy program called reach out and read. books are given to children six months to five years old and parents are encouraged to read them aloud. >> he tried to started to read. to say a little things. >> reporter: why the doctor's office? because that's the one place where all children, including those most at risk, go regularly before they enter school. without some school experience before first grade, most low income children are almost guaranteed to begin school behind everyone else. and we are talking about a lot of children here: 5.1 million american children under the age of five are growing up in poverty. so what are states doing to get these kids ready for first grade? see for yourself. only ten states and the district of columbia tell schools they must provide full day kindergarten. 34 states require half day programs, and six states do not require any kindergarten at all. preschool programs like head start reach about one third of three and four year olds. and, in spite of their proven success,
new york city school principal. >> i'm always looking up to see whether the parents are engaged, and very often, i see them with an ear kind of tilted towards what i'm reading. i think sometimes-- parents may not know how to engage their children in reading. so my hope is-- how i present a book to a child, a parent would be able to emulate that and do the same for them when they're at home. >> reporter: the reach out and read program can be found in 5,000 medical centers across the country. it touches almost four million mostly low income children, at a cost of $10 per child, per year. bellevue's program is one of the largest. >> so here it tells you the skills that he should be developing and how you can help develop those skills by playing with him. >> reporter: program director, claudia aristy often talks with families while they wait. >> one of the ideas that i share with her is that she can be reading a book aloud to her 11 month-old while he's walking in the room, just putting language out there for him. we want to just bombard those brains with a lot of words. so we tell
. this is the pursuit of perfection. >>> a homeless man comes face-to-face with a new york city police officer. a photograph of their exchange goes viral instantly. you will find out what this officer did that captured the hearts of so many people, ahead. . meet the five-passenger ford c-max hybrid. c-max says ha. c-max says wheeee. which is what you get, don't you see? cause c-max has lots more horsepower than prius v, a hybrid that c-max also bests in mpg. say hi to the all-new 47 combined mpg c-max hybrid. >>> in crime and punishment, the state of texas is taking the first steps to seize the ranch used by a polygamist havens of sect leader warren jeffs. police say jeffs used the ranch to sexually abuse children. he is now in prison, serving a life sentence for sexually assaulting two underaged brides. in 2008, police removed hundreds of children from the ranch after child protection officials found what they describe as a pervasive pattern of abuse, including the forced marriage of young girls with older men. the texas supreme court did not find enough evidence the kids were in danger and o
the last of that. thank you, reena. >>> here in new york, fast food workers across the city, walked off the job, thursday, demanding better pay and the opportunity to unionize. many of them work some $7 an hour. they are demanding $15 per hour. >>> and another worker strike has cargo now piling up at the nation's busiest sea port this morning. union workers at the los angeles and long beach terminals, which handle some 40% of all u.s. imports, have walked off the job, protesting the outsourcing of jobs. negotiations are set to resume today. >>> and in a diplomatic defeat for the u.s. and israel, the united nations has voted overwhelmingly to recognize palestine as a nonmember observer state. although it will not have a vote at the u.n. table, palestine celebrating its upgraded status. you can see here. it could allow palestinians to gain access to the international criminal court. and so, seek war crimes charges against israel. u.s. officials call the u.n.'s recognition a new obstacle to peace. >>> and at this hour, much of syria is now cut off from the outside world, as the bloody civi
in new york city giving a barefoot man a new pair of boots. it's received a half million likes on the facebook page. the officer keeps the receipt with him to remind him there are always people who need help. >>> all this rain is damaging homes and cars across the bay area and with another storm brewing there is no doubt there's a lot more to come. flooding and falling debris can cost you a lot especially if you're not properly insured. cbs 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts explains what you need to do to minimize your losses. >> reporter: he is trying to stay one step ahead of the storm. a decision don fielding hopes to pay off. >> i thought it was cleaner than it is. >> reporter: with powerful storms expected to pound streets and tear up trees it's time for homeowners to be pro- active. >> best advice is to make sure your home is ready for the next storm. >> reporter: an insurance industry spokesman says if you expect your insurance to cover storm damage, your insurance company expects to you put in some prep work. >> one of the things you have to remember is that an insur
's 8:00 a.m. on the east coast. 5:00 a.m. on the west coast as you take a live look at new york city. >> i think it's time for a lively debate. >> oh, let's do it. i know everyone was so excited about the plan the republicans put -- oh, wait. back with us on set -- >> it was the president's plan. >> right, because they didn't have one, the republicans, richard wolffe, sam stein, harold ford jr. and -- >> so it begins. >> mark halperin in washington. >> a very, very provocative, very provocative reporting to the "wall street journal's" proposal that it tim geithner brought over to the republican leaders yesterday. >> how did that go? >> "the new york times" said it was, quote, loaded with democratic priorities and short on spending cuts. i'm just curious. it didn't go well. obviously mitch mcconnell laughed at the offer. which i with would have laughed at the offer, too. >> you would have laughed out loud at the treasury secretary? >> you know what i would have said? i would have said, listen, we're all busy people. this is a critical time. if you're going to come over here and insult
the weekend. >> carolyn: thanks. >> larry: a new york city police officer's act of kindness has sparked a sensation. they took the cellphone picture giving new boots to a homeless man. she saw the officer giving the man boots and socks. she posted the image on the police department's facebook page tuesday night and since then it's an instant hit. she wanted everybody to see what he witnessed. >> he had boots in his hand. i heard him, i have size 12 all leather boots for you. let's take care of you. the gentleman sat down against the wall. his face lit up. he smiled. >> he said he keeps the receipt into his vest that no matter how bad his day seems, there are other people that have it much, much worse. >> elevator prank russian style. >> hear with a loot look on youtube today. a run down without some gangnam stuff. remix from matt. he finally makes it to russian federation. >> he has truly gone global. hitting the top spoch as much watched video of all time. back in october, rich ferguson went viral to a lesser extent that with it make look like his head was coming off. now she riding on
. abc's dan harris on the policeman and the man who had no shoes. >> reporter: a new york city police officer on a frigid november night in times square bending down to give a homeless and shoeless man a pair of brand new boots. this scene would have gone unnoticed, except jennifer foster, a tourist, just happened to be there. >> and i heard him, quite clearly, say, i have these size 12 all weather boots for you. let's take care of you. >> reporter: she snapped this picture and sent it to the nypd. the department posted it to facebook two days ago, and tonight, it has almost 2 million views, 400,000 likes and more than 28,000 comments. it's also been passed around the globe from romania to russia to china. and, today, the officer himself came forward. he is lawrence deprimo, a polite 25-year-old who still lives with his mom and dad. >> my mom i said, buddy, where's your socks, where's your shoes? he said, i never had socks or shoes, but god bless you. and i knew i had to help him. >> reporter: when you presented him with the boots, what was his reaction? >> he couldn't believe it, he
. it's got everybody talking this morning and smiling, too. it's a new york city police officer helping out a homeless man. the officer and the woman who snapped that picture are with us together exclusively. we'll talk with them in just a moment. we look forward to that. good morning, everyone, everybody. inside studio 1a i'm savannah guthrie alongside willie geist in for matt today. >> double trouble for lindsay lohan arrested after an altercation at a nightclub in new york city and charges from a crash in california on the same day. coming up, details on both of those cases. >> and why would anybody in their right mind take a flight making seven stops across the country just to reach a final destination? what you can learn about finding cheap airfares from very extreme travelers. what motivates them. >> and have you ever been told you look like someone famous. we're actually talking about doppelgangers, two people who just found each other and look almost identical. look at their faces. >> almost like they are twins. hearing they are in fact identical twins. >> you put them up to thi
ortiz has done that in new york city. he got trans fat man, calorie counts posted at mcdonald's and other fast-food places. now he wants a ban on adding too much salt. so you think he saved lives? >> absolutely. john: okay. a farmer. he grows vegetables dollar raises cows, chickens, and pigs. i assume you want the people who buy your beef and pork to be safe. so don't we owe him a vote of thanks for saving this? >> no. i would say you're killing me out here. trying to get my stuff to market. this plethora of government regulations, you know, is killing our farm and our ability to come to market. john: you are just a greedy businessman and don't care if people died. let's go through some of the ways that assemblyman ortiz has saved the chance that band. >> that is old news. john: you wann a tax on junk food. >> the carbohydrate product that is in the market. we are giving the consumer is the choice to a choose what they want to consent. john: good food would cost less. degree food would cost more. >> that is totally correct. john: orange juice and apple seized on food? >> well,
, too. this is new york city police officer larry deprimo with a homeless man he found bare foot one cold november night. deprimo, 25 years old, with two orars on the force, used his own money to buy the man a pair of all-weather boots and thermal socks. a tourist snapped the picture and our john miller talked to officer deprimo today. >> i went up to him and i said, "buddy, where are your socks? where are your shoes? and he's like, "it's okay, officer, i never had a pair of shoes." and it took me back a few. >> reporter: people just don't do this kind of thing because it occurred to them out of a bolt of lightning. you're a father or your mother said something to you a long time ago that you've carried with you. do you know what that is? >> the true inspiration was my grandfather, and he told me when i was much younger, if you're going to do something, do it 100%. and do it or don't do it at all. and i think that stuck with me my entire life. >> pelley: john miller will have more of his interview with officer diprimeau first thing tomorrow on "cbs this morning." one of america's gre
. why she was a arrested at this time in new york city. >> this live look where we are seeing rain fall in the north bay but it is more to come for the north bay and more coming up. ..... >> now for a look at our top and it's all about the rain. a new.. powerful system is moving into the bay area.. heavy winds and several inches of rain are expected overnight.. and into the morning. flash flood watches are in effect in several counties tonight.. and more set to go into effect tomorrow. a high surf advisory also expected to be issued along the coastline tomorrow morning. residents in three bay area cities are among those keeping a close eye on this new system. people who live near unstabe hillsides in san pablo.. daly city and hercules are hoping the rough weather does not cause further landslides. and drivers are being told to be extra careful, when heading out on bridges the california highway patrol issued a high wind advisory this afternoon on the golden gate bridge. motorists are being told to use caution while crossing the span. jacqueline bennett is tracking the storm she jo
with the administration. in fact, he chrs the export council. and a special nod tonight to a new york city police officer. being praised for an act of kindness caught on camera. and arizona tourist recently snapped this picture of this officer, giving a pair of socks and boots that he had bought, giving them to a hommless man in new york. the image was posted on the official facebook page. more than 30,000 comments, and so many people have liked the picture on facebook. all eyes now are on the white hohouse for a solution to the fiscal cliff. will the president -- what will he do? the "a-team" sorts out what is happening in washington. monica crowley and angela mcglowan, steve murphy, they join us here coming up u: joining us now is the "a-team." fox news analyst angela mcglowan. and monica crowley, and campaign consultant steve murphy. let's talk about first, if we may, this negotiation. speaker boehner. he looks like he's about had. >> yes, he came out of the white house meeting today and use the word werdisappointed, which is very diplomatifor at happened. there is no mystery about barack obama. this
including a quarter million dollars to settle a trademark lawsuit. >> we hear tonight from the new york city policeman whose act of kindness has gone viral. on cold night this month 25-year-old officer lawrence premium 0gave homeless shoe lasts man in time square some boots. it has now been seen around the world. the officer described the man's reaction. >> couldn't blythe. this is too much officer. god bless you and be safe and everything and like i said it was almost like just got 1 million dollar dollars. >>reporter: prooem 0shocked by the attention he received. he says he keeps that receipt for the boots in his vest as an important rae minder of just how tough some people have it. >>> nice guy. >> now back to the nasty weather and so of the case the north bay feels at first and sometimes worse. lillian is live in larkspur tonight with what the storm has done so far and what might be coming in round 2. >> the wind and rain have really picked up here but so far no wide spread problems just a few troubled spots. it wasn't even raining hard but the road were wet enough to cuss the d
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